Jermain Defoe ready for Baggies challenge

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has confirmed that he is fit and available for selection for his side’s game against West Brom on Tuesday night.

The England international has been unavailable for Harry Redknapp’s men recently due to a hamstring injury, but played 20 minutes in the North London club’s 1-1 draw with Swansea at the weekend.

Defoe is raring to go, and hopes he will get a chance to play against Roy Hodgson’s men.

“I missed three games in a short space of time,” he told the club’s official website.

“No-one wants to get injured, it was a hamstring, quite minor, but I have to be careful, especially with the way I play. I’ve no problems now and I’m ready to go.

“West Brom have only had one full day’s rest, so that could play a part, especially with the intensity of the Premier League.

“Every game is massive, every game is like a cup final and we need to get the points to stay up there.

“Everyone is beating everyone this season and we have to win to stay up there.

“I can’t wait for 2012 to get going. Hopefully I’ll get a chance on Tuesday and do my stuff,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight

Article title: Jermain Defoe ready for Baggies challenge

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